Steve Barnet


Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (IceCube/WIPAC)

Steve Barnet

2019 Session

IceCube Computing – Behind the Scenes Tech

2018 Session

Title: Big Data on Ice

IceCube is a neutrino detector located at the geographic South Pole. It records neutrino interactions and is designed to search for the highest energy neutrinos from astrophysical sources. The instrument itself comprises over 5400 individual sensors that collectively capture about 1 Terabyte of data per day.

This talk will provide an overview of the storage and data handling systems deployed to deliver that data to our physicists for analysis and ultimately publication.


Steve Barnet is a Senior Systems manager for the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC). He has been with the IceCube project since 2005 at the beginning of construction. During that time, he has worked on the computing, storage, and infrastructure systems that provide the foundations for data analysis. He has deployed to the South Pole twice during that time.